http://kuow.org en Crisis In Syria, Winning The White House, And Ezra Dickinson http://kuow.org/post/crisis-syria-winning-white-house-and-ezra-dickinson <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>A Look At The Humanitarian Crisis In Syria</strong><br>President Obama has said that although we have evidence of chemical weapons being used inside of Syria, they don’t know when or who used them. While the administration is considering increasing aid to the country, it has stopped short of providing lethal aid to rebel groups. Two years after the start of the revolution, Syria has descended into a civil war with over 70,000 citizens killed and over one million refugees seeking asylum outside of the country.<br><br><strong>Winning The White House In 2016: Rule 5</strong><br>Are presidents today more empathetic than they were in the past? To win the presidency in 2016, a candidate must seem to deeply care about American citizens. University of Washington department of communication chair and professor <a href="http://sal.lectures.org/">David Domke</a>&nbsp;explains why that is the expectation now and how it is different from the past.</p><p><strong>Art Of Our City: Mother For You I Made This</strong><br>Dancer and choreographer <a href="http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/ezra-dickinson/">Ezra Dickinson</a> created a series of solos to honor the woman who guided him to a dance career, his mother. But Ezra Dickinson has a different relationship with his parent than the one most of us have.&nbsp; Dickinson’s mother is schizophrenic, and she spent a good portion of her adult life on the streets.&nbsp; He has woven the solos together into a single performance he hopes will spark conversation about the American mental health system. Thu, 02 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday & Weekday with Steve Scher 12357 at http://kuow.org Crisis In Syria, Winning The White House, And Ezra Dickinson Politics In Verse With Calvin Trillin http://kuow.org/post/politics-verse-calvin-trillin <p></p><p>America's deadline poet <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/calvin_trillin/search?contributorName=calvin%20trillin">Calvin Trillin</a> presents this talk about the 2012 presidential election -- in verse. With wry humor, Trillin discusses politics, campaigns and poetry, including the frustrating difficulty of trying to rhyme words with presidential candidate names. He spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on December 10, 2012. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 5508 at http://kuow.org Politics In Verse With Calvin Trillin Pierce County Votes Down Prop 1: Will The Wheels On The Bus Stop Going Round And Round? http://kuow.org/post/pierce-county-votes-down-prop-1-will-wheels-bus-stop-going-round-and-round <p></p><p>Pierce County voters said no to Prop. 1 this election and now transit services in Washington’s second most populous county could be cut by up to 53 percent. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel talks with Pierce Transit Spokesperson Lars Erickson about what will get cut and when.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:58:45 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 3930 at http://kuow.org Pierce County Votes Down Prop 1: Will The Wheels On The Bus Stop Going Round And Round? Charter School Initiative Passes, Says AP http://kuow.org/post/charter-school-initiative-passes-says-ap <p>The charter school initiative has passed by a narrow margin, according to the Associated Press.&nbsp;The vote stands at 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent.&nbsp;That's a difference of about 44,000 votes.&nbsp;Statewide, 269,000 ballots remain to be counted.&nbsp;The No on 1240 campaign Facebook page says campaign managers won't consider the race over until every vote is counted.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:09:06 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 3472 at http://kuow.org Republican Recriminations Fly In 1st District Congressional Race http://kuow.org/post/republican-recriminations-fly-1st-district-congressional-race <p>The 1st District was supposed to be the Republican Party’s best chance of picking up a Congressional seat in the state this year.&nbsp;But after Democrats won the seat decisively, Republicans are pointing fingers over who is to blame.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:09:10 +0000 Deborah Wang 3395 at http://kuow.org Republican Recriminations Fly In 1st District Congressional Race Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-4 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news. </span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/author/jbalter/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Joni Balter</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://elisanders.net/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Eli Sanders</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/section/OPINION" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Peter Jackson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Douglas-Q13-FOX-News-political-analyst/233010056751135?fref=ts">C.R. Douglas</a>&nbsp;join us to&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">wrap up the presidential race and the week's big national, state and local election stories. What’s your take? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">weekday@kuow.org<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; ">.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3254 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News John Koster Plans To Concede 1st District Congressional Race http://kuow.org/post/john-koster-plans-concede-1st-district-congressional-race <p>The battle for Jay Inslee’s old seat in Congress now appears to be over.</p><p>Republican John Koster sent a letter to supporters Thursday night informing them that he plans to officially concede the race today.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:03:12 +0000 Deborah Wang 3302 at http://kuow.org John Koster Plans To Concede 1st District Congressional Race Election 2012: Where Did The Money Go? http://kuow.org/post/election-2012-where-did-money-go <p>The 2012 presidential race is in the history books as the most expensive campaign in American history. That is, at least until 2016. The Obama and Romney campaigns spent an estimated $1 billion each on the race. What did all that money accomplish? Bill Allison of the <a href="http://sunlightfoundation.com">Sunlight Foundation</a> has some insight.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3224 at http://kuow.org Election 2012: Where Did The Money Go? Washington State GOP Searching Its Soul Over Losses http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-gop-searching-its-soul-over-losses <p></p><p></p><p>As the vote count continues, Washington Republicans are preparing for possible losses in several key state races.<br><br>Democratic attorney general hopeful Bob Ferguson leads Republican Reagan Dunn. The two are vying for the seat left open by Republican Rob McKenna, who stepped down to run for governor. McKenna has held the office since 2005. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:45:04 +0000 Deborah Wang 3228 at http://kuow.org Washington State GOP Searching Its Soul Over Losses Young Washington Republicans Enthused, But Not Always Party Line http://kuow.org/post/young-washington-republicans-enthused-not-always-party-line <p></p><p></p><p>When you talk to Madeline Fakharzadeh, a high school senior in Kent, you wouldn’t necessarily think American politics are all that divisive right now.&nbsp; At Tuesday's Republican election night party in Bellevue, she held a campaign sign for her local congressman, Republican Dave Reichert. But she has also volunteered for Democrats and for Washington United for Marriage, the group behind Referendum 74 to legalize same-sex marriage. And she didn’t think she was out of the ordinary in a Republican crowd on election night. “With times changing the way they are, it’s not a matter of, ‘I’m a conservative, I don’t believe in same-sex marriage.’ It’s changing,” she said.<br> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:47:28 +0000 Amy Radil 3196 at http://kuow.org Young Washington Republicans Enthused, But Not Always Party Line Election 2012: Recap, Reaction and Analysis http://kuow.org/post/election-2012-recap-reaction-and-analysis <p></p><p>The votes have been counted and another election day has come and gone. We recap the major races, reflect on the new reality of our political landscape and hear your reaction to last night's results at 206.543.KUOW (5869) or <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3088 at http://kuow.org Election 2012: Recap, Reaction and Analysis Charter Schools Initiative Passing Narrowly http://kuow.org/post/charter-schools-initiative-passing-narrowly <p></p><p>The initiative to allow charter schools in Washington is narrowly passing with 51 percent&nbsp;of the vote.&nbsp;This was the fourth time the state’s voters considered charter schools.&nbsp;Supporters said charters would expand students’ educational options because charters aren’t bound by district or union rules. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:38:37 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 3137 at http://kuow.org Charter Schools Initiative Passing Narrowly Top Sites To Watch Tonight As Election Results Roll In http://kuow.org/post/top-sites-watch-tonight-election-results-roll <p>Hanson Hosein, director of the digital media program at the University of Washington, recommends top websites&nbsp; to watch for election results and commentary on election night.</p><p><strong>Hanson's Top 10 Resources For Election Night:</strong></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:13:06 +0000 Ross Reynolds 3066 at http://kuow.org Top Sites To Watch Tonight As Election Results Roll In What Happens After Vote On Gay Marriage, Pot And Charter Schools? http://kuow.org/post/what-happens-after-vote-gay-marriage-pot-and-charter-schools <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage are hot-button issues on the Washington ballot. Even after the measures are decided, the debate will likely continue and changes won't happen overnight. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:12:06 +0000 Liz Jones & Ann Dornfeld 3021 at http://kuow.org What Happens After Vote On Gay Marriage, Pot And Charter Schools? Is The Nation Better Off Than It Was Four Years Ago? http://kuow.org/post/nation-better-it-was-four-years-ago <p></p><p>On the eve of the election, Ross Reynolds takes the pulse of listeners and asks, "Is the nation better off today than it was four years ago?" Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:51:38 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2988 at http://kuow.org